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Hancock Shaker Village: A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing

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August 17 | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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In its first major exhibition on contemporary Asian art, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing is a campus-wide exhibition opening May 30 at Hancock Shaker Village. The exhibition features three artists—Yusuke Asai of Japan, Kimsooja of Korea, and Pinaree Sanpitak of Thailand – who explore links between 19th century Shaker art and contemporary Asian art. An immersive experience, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing connects the forms conceived by these two groups, which share an intense concentration of minds, handcrafted intimacy, and unique use of space. Although worlds apart in origin and distance, these two communities are dedicated to a place of sharing. This is the third time in the last 30 years that Hancock Shaker Village has explored a connection between Asian aesthetics and the very American religious utopian Shaker movement.

In its first major exhibition on contemporary Asian art, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing is a campus-wide exhibition opening May 30 at Hancock Shaker Village.

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Hancock Shaker Village

1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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413.443.0188

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